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Stuka f

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  1. You may find even in better condition. ...and worse, as well...
  2. Hello, the fact the eagle doesn't have a device, means it probably was a reserve officer, and should wear a reserviste cross (with device!) on the chest, not the one we are seeing here... And the eagle ghost (marks left by the eagle sitting on the helmet for over 100 years is called that way) doesn't seem to match... Definitely more pics are needed to check this helmet. In daylight, inside of the helmet and rear view of the eagle.
  3. They were yesterday, at 600 euro, I think it was! Accepting PP and located in Europe. Leave me your email address in private and I will put you in touch with the seller (asap, because I will be out for greatest part of the day!).
  4. Hello, not quiet similar, but these GDC straps are for sale on WAF; http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998196
  5. Hello, the guy's found a old description (no pic!) regarding a armband with OR on it but the colors do not match. This one would be green yellow and red and was given to a winner of a fencing contest, between two wars.
  6. I asked on a other French forum, I knew there was a guy collecting this type of armbands. His wife replied so far, because he wasn't home. She thinks also it would be for civilian use, but waiting for confirmation by here husband.
  7. Finally got two answers. One to say "hello", and; salut je ne sais pas non plus mais j en ai un quasi identique dans la fabrication pour le trésor publique entre guerre et avant peut etre.... je pense donc que ce brassard est pour civils mais pour quel usage? on vois pas l arrière mais je pense qu il est doublé la fabrication est soignée. meaning: I don't know either, but I got one almost similar , probably made for civilian use between two wars, or maybe even before then... My guess is civilian. .....
  8. Possible... still no answer from the French forum....
  9. Hello, 37 views, and no response....
  10. I 'll ask the French colleagues.
  11. Very nice! I used to collect anything related to nobility and had a few of those nobility letters, mainly Belgian... Your is very interesting, congrats.
  12. For what I have seen; I would say no good. But I am no expert...
  13. Due to the moving and all what goes with it, I didn't managed to spend much attention to my button collection, for a few years. Still a lot of things to do over here, but lets say we are settled for the best. Weather being bad over here for the last weeks, I managed to restart doing my buttons. The collection is stored in old printing furniture (second pic), with 12 draws each, witch I adapted in order to present greatest part of my buttons. I am no there yet, but quiet good to show you how it stands. The two rows on the left are my international buttons, holding military and civilian buttons from the whole world. Except for the British and French witch can be seen in the two central rows. And the Belgian witch are showed in the last two rows on the right. My British military buttons are numbered according to numbers used by H Ripley used in his book (pic 3). I posted it here because of the mix of nationality's, and the mix of civilian and military buttons.
  14. the pub! 😄 Sorry couldn't resist. And indeed a interesting pic.
  15. Hello, according to his site he should up date it today, lets see if that happens. I have been looking for a phone number but couldn't find one... I could ask a contact in France who lives nearby.
  16. I think it is all here; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Leopold_(Belgium)
  17. Member 922F, said it all! There is a medal auction coming up at Drouot, managed by Beaussant-Lefevre on 26 march at 13.30h. And when visiting the flea market of St- Ouen, drop by at La Strasbourgeoise for a lovely choucroute in a very nice 1900 interior, in front of the Gare de l'Est.
  18. Just got home from a 400 km trip, but very pleased with what I brought back. First is a mod 1919 jacket for a high ranked custom officer. Documentation about Belgian military uniforms is quiet hard to find, but for customs, it is a nightmare... There is a lot of more research to do, but what I know so far is that there is only one rank higher then this one. And that is the boss, director of Belgian customs. So one single person, with that rank ((full-) colonel). About the rank I could lay hands on, it is a lieutenant colonel (equal to the military branch). The palm on the collar tab, next to the rank insignia, shows he was part of the administration. Custom agents doing the field work had a grenade on they re collar tab. My guess is that no more then ten custom agents could hold the rank of lieutenant colonel, and probably even less with palms... So needless to say I am more then happy with this one of his kind uniform. Also know as the mod 1915, for the army.It became the mod 1919 for customs; due to the war. My second bring back is a Belgian Congo photo album, of a also high ranked military officer. But no pictures yet of this one. I will show it asap in a new post. The picture of the customs officer, is the sellers picture. I will post better ones when ready.
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